Thermo Fisher Scientific acquires Proxeon

Danish provider of products for proteomics analysis

Thermo Fisher Scientific has acquired Proxeon, a supplier of products for proteomics analysis headquartered in Odense, Denmark. The company provides a simplified proteomics workflow, including nanoflow liquid chromatography systems, columns, ion sources, and bioinformatics software. It provides high-sensitivity liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (LC/MS) analysis in complex proteomics applications.

Proxeon had revenues of approximately US$10m in 2009 and has around 40 employees.

Proxeon’s nanoflow liquid chromatography system, EASY-nLC, has been adopted by a number of proteomic centres for its ease of use. It features an intuitive graphical user interface, touch-screen operation and remote diagnostics capability. The compact system includes an autosampler that allows reproducible low-nanolitre injections into the mass spectrometer, permitting researchers to improve productivity without comprising performance.

The system also provides a two-dimensional chromatographic capability to identify more proteins than conventional methods, without the increased complexity of added valves and pumps.

‘These systems can be easily integrated with our leading ion trap, hybrid and triple quadrupole mass spectrometry systems, in line with our strategy of providing comprehensive LC/MS solutions for both high-end research and routine applications,’ said Marc Casper, president and chief executive of Thermo Fisher Scientific.

Proxeon will be integrated into Thermo Fisher’s Analytical Technologies division.

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